Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Easter Fun

Do you love all the pastel colours of Easter?  I have to admit, they are not my favourite.  I can relate much more to the rich burgundy, orange and gold colours of fall.  However, pastels do seem to lend themselves to a more whimsical fun feeling which is what I've tried to create with this tablescape.

It all started with the wonderful checked tablecloth I found at Home Outfitters.  It had so many colours in it and just seemed so "Easter-y" to me.




I created a centerpiece by placing a brown bunny (Home Sense) on a pedestal cake plate set inside an egg wreath. Easter grass and plastic eggs are nestled around the bunny. 


A look from the other end of the table.



On each side of the centerpiece, I placed glitter eggs-on-picks inside rectangular glass vases and a vase of fresh Gerbera daisies in bright colours.

See the little bunny "praying" by the cross candle holder?

I alternated my yellow/green Gibson dinner plates on gold chargers.
On top of those, I placed my blue "flower" salad plates and bowls (Safeway grocery store 2 years ago)
  Napkins that match the tablecloth were placed underneath.




Another "larger" look...this is another tablescape I did before I had a blog and I didn't take nearly enough pictures!


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45 comments:

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, your table setting is absolutely beautiful!! I love everything from the Easter egg arrangement, the linens and your lovely dishes. What a special and sweet looking table, so incredibly pleasing! Great job!

Julie said...

Oh Yes...what a great table..I love everthing about it...The center piece is wonderful...Love it
xoxo
Julie

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Very pretty Easter table.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I honestly have to say, this is the prettiest Easter table I have ever seen! I love everything about it from the tablecloth, the mix of dishes, the praying bunny and your fabulous centerpiece! Gorgeous! Cindy

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

Easter Sunday READY!!!

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Joanne Kennedy said...

Love this! I do like the pretty pastel colors of Easter. Makes me think of all the pretty flowers that are popping up all over outside.

Hugs,
Joanne

Beth said...

This is awesome! My favorite Easter table so far! Love the centerpiece and the tablecloth. You did a brilliant job - stunning, stunning table!

Debbie (Meadowcrest Cottage) said...

Wow! Amazing. Love the explosion of spring colors!!

Maureen said...

I think the pastel colours are so soft and lovely. You have set a beautiful Easter table!

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Very creative and I love the praying bunny.

Allison Shops said...

How cute! Love the centerpiece. Very creative!

I hope you'll drop by AtticMag and see the designer tablescapes Jane saw in NYC.

Kathleen said...

I do like the pastels..makes me think summer!
I remember this table, loved it. I would love to have dinner there with you!

Bonnie said...

I love the bunny sitting on a pedestal cake plate and eggs underneath. So cute! Great tablescape.

I think you have the hang of it. I am still struggling to get it together.

Sewconsult said...

The tablecloth caught my eye immediately. I think it was the perfect beginning to a great table. I want one!
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Natasha said...

Wow, what a truly beautiful Easter table-I love it! The centerpiece is so lovely-I might just have to borrow that idea if you don't mind-it is so cute!

Best wishes and thanks for sharing your gorgeous pictures,
Natasha.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I love all those pretty pastel springy colors! Great job with the mixture of colors of the china! I really like it all!

Katherine

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

This table is just so sweet. Everything is adorable!

Just a dreamer said...

Pretty, Pretty, Pretty. Beautiful Easter table. Jackie

The Tablescaper said...

Well, for someone who doesn't like pastels, you did an awesome job! Those blue dishes are beautiful.

- The Tablescaper

Anonymous said...

I really appreciate a themed table and yours is so beautiful. The tablecloth brings all your colors to life and the center piece complements your lovely china.

Mimi said...

Wow, what a wonderful Easter table. Your centerpiece is so darned cute...love the pale blue plates/bowls.

Lady Katherine said...

I just love this! So hoping you would post it when I saw it on your sidebar! Just love everything! The centerpiece, the dishes, the cloth! All is Spring and Easter! So,So Pretty!

Tardevil said...

This table is too cute. I especially like your centerpiece, the praying rabbit and the blue bowls.

D said...

Very pretty tablescape. Such pretty, Spring/Easter colors. Great job!

D

Kristy Carberry said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Thank you so much for your kind comments on my first tablescape. I can't wait to join in more often!

Maryrose said...

Hi,
For someone who doesn't embrace the spring pastels, they certainly embrace you. Your table is absolutely darling with you bunny centerpiece in all his glory. Your pastel tablecloth goes perfectly with your pastel dishes. Your table is darling, fun and whimsical. I love it.
Maryrose

Rettabug said...

Delightful!! What a wonderful combination of soft, muted colors...I love the addition of the cross. So appropriate!
Beautifully done all the way around. I'm glad you got as many pictures last year as you did so we could enjoy seeing it.

fondly,
Rett

Tricia said...

I would truly be delighted to be invited to a table as spring-y and gorgeous as yours! I love the way you've mixed the china to bring out the colors in the table linens. And what a darling centerpiece!

Kristan said...

So pretty! I especially love the plates!

Denise said...

I do love pastel colors but when it comes to decorating my house I prefer more earthy tones. I love what you did with the table, and how creative the center piece is... love it :)

santamaker said...

Oh, I have to agree...I don't normally go for pastel colors in my house either. But the softness of these colors make me happy and excited for Spring! Love your centerpiece!

shannon i olson said...

your table is absolutely beautiful!

emptynester3 said...

Very beautiful table! Thanks so much for visiting mine as well!! I love the centerpiece and the praying bunny is adorable! ~Nana~

Southern Touch Catering said...

Oh this table is beautiful! I love that you added the crosses on the table too. I should make sure to go back and do that on my grand children's table for sure. Thank you for reminding me by adding them to yours. It is just absolutely gorgeous!

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

I love the praying bunny. That is so creative and cute! Fun table.

Bill said...

What a fun table! I laughed out loud at the little unexpected twist in the second line of your post. I was expecting you to say how much YOU loved pastels. ;) You certainly set a pretty pastel table!

Happy Tablescape Thursday!

Daphne said...

The candlelight is perfect with the pastels!

Nicole said...

So delicate and pretty. The centerpiece is very fun.

subgirl said...

For someone who doesn't really love the pastel colors you did an amazing job of putting together this gorgeous Easter table! I love it! I want those blue plates and bowls!! ;-)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Your tablescape is just the sweetest. I love your tablecloth and the way you've pulled your china colors from it... Your bunny centerpiece sure stole my heart... hugs ~lynne~

Barbara said...

Your table is to cute.

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

Hello there,


My this is so exceptionally pretty!I love all of the details; it is just a vision of pure, Easter delight!..,

Although as you say, perhaps not your favorite colours relative to the richness of Fall and Autumnal tones yet, my oh my, you have done a masterful job with these soft, 'sherbet hues' of Easter and Spring. The centerpice is especially whimsical and adorable!

Are you Canadian? I notice you mention 'Home Sense' instead of TJ Max.~ I reside in Atlantic Canada.

You are most warmly welcome to come for a visit as well as to partake with my 24th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two'; weekly 'Tuesday' blog tea party meme, held at my blog!..,(Even if you currently particpate with other Tuesday tea's; most of my particpants as well as myself, join in with several on each Tuesday.~It feels delightfully 'like one big blog tea party'!)~ Such fun!..,

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

Just lil' ol' me again my dear lady,

The compurter had not quite finished loading all of the pictures on your sidebar; other wise
I would have been able to read you profile as well as to see our beautiful Canadian flag!...,

Hello there fellow Canadian!

(My sisters reside in Ontario, many relatives in Western Canada and my dear, dear close friends; one in Ontario and one in B.C.)..,

Cheers from Wanda Lee

Cheers

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how pretty your Easter table looks! Love your centerpiece and the soft pastels. Beautiful

Sandy said...

Your Easter table looks so pretty. Love the eggs in the center! :)